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WWF calls on WCPFC to end overfishingWorld Fishing | 03 Dec 2013
WWF has voiced its concerns that the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) might fail again to implement effective measures to end overfishing of tuna at its annual meeting in Cairns, Australia next week.
Protecting the Shetland IslandsWorld Fishing | 02 Dec 2013
A spatial management programme has been set up to protect vulnerable seabed habitat whilst monitoring, understanding and supporting scallop fleet activities in and around the Shetland Islands.
Concern over status of aggregating fish species in the CaribbeanThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | 29 Nov 2013
The spawning aggregations of groupers and snappers in the Caribbean - the reproductive gatherings necessary to create the next generation - help maintain healthy stocks of these species, but are currently being heavily fished, causing significant reductions.
Black Sea quotasWorld Fishing | 28 Nov 2013
Black Sea fishing opportunities for 2014 have been proposed by the European Commission.
INNOVATIVE PROJECT TO PROTECT SEABED HABITAT A SUCCESS IN SHETLANDfishupdate.com | 27 Nov 2013
An innovative spatial management programme aimed at protecting vulnerable seabed habitat whilst simultaneously monitoring, understanding and supporting scallop fleet activities in and around The Shetland Islands is proving a huge success thanks to a partnership with leading M2M data transfer and VMS provider, Succorfish.
ICCAT bluefin quotasWorld Fishing | 26 Nov 2013
At the ICCAT annual meeting last week it was decided to set the 2014 quota for bluefin tuna in the East Atlantic and the Mediterranean at 13,400 tonnes - recognising that early signs of stock recovery have yet to be confirmed by sound scientific assessments.
South Africa: Minister Lauds Commission's Work in ConservationAllAfrica.com | 20 Nov 2013
Pretoria — The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas conducts excellent research, is a good example of international collaboration and has taken the lead in protecting ecologically important species, says Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson.
Hidden shark catchesWorld Fishing | 19 Nov 2013
A new report by Oceana has revealed that 24 countries may be catching sharks in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterannean Sea but failing to report them, as required by the Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
WWF calls for bluefin tuna and shark conservationWorld Fishing | 19 Nov 2013
WWF is calling on the European Commission (EC) to ensure maximum efforts are made to conserve Atlantic bluefin tuna and sharks ahead of an annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.
Ocean of Life: How our Seas are Changing, by Callum Roberts - book reviewGuardian Unlimited | 18 Nov 2013
The best science writers can command words, imagery and cadence to match any award-winning novelist. That is not, however, why we read science books. We read them for what they have to tell us: the best science books are triumphs of substance over style, and Ocean of Life is one of them.
EU joins US in Effort to Strengthen Shark Finning Ban Atlantic Tuna Bodyfishupdate.com | 18 Nov 2013
Plymouth, UK. 15 November, 2013. The Shark Trust and Shark Advocates International are heralding news that the EU will join an effort spearheaded by the US and Brazil to strengthen the International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea).?
Buying cod with a clear conscienceWorld Fishing | 14 Nov 2013
Seafish is challenging new advice from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) which advises consumers to avoid eating North Sea cod because it should still be on the fish to avoid list.
New Zealand fisheries on the upWorld Fishing | 13 Nov 2013
The status of New Zealand fisheries, including hoki, organge roughy and blue cod, are on the up this year, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Quota pilot for small boat fishermenWorld Fishing | 12 Nov 2013
Small boat fishermen in Ramsgate UK have seen the volume of quota available to them increase by 25 tonnes, thanks to a pilot project run by the Fish Producer Organisation and the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO).
More measures needed to save our fishWorld Fishing | 12 Nov 2013
The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is calling for the introduction of other measures to be used in conjunction with a discard ban to help reduce total fishing mortality.